Recipe Scene : Easy Fried Rice

When you crave some good home made fried rice as a main meal or accompanying dish give this quick and easy recipe a go.

This recipe is adapted from Anneka Manning’s Good Food and works every time. (Peanut oil works best because of it’s high smoke point- do not substitute).  Serves 4


2tbs peanut oil

1 tsp chopped ginger (optional)

150g-200g rindless bacon rashers

250g green prawns, peeled, deveined, and sliced into bite sized pieces

3 eggs lightly whisked

4 cups cooked long-grain rice (or left over takeaway steamed rice, amounts can be adjusted to suit).

1 small red capsicum deseeded and diced

1/2-1 cup bean sprouts ( can be omitted if desired)

1 1/2 tbs light soy sauce

A few drops sesame oil

300g fresh peas (optional)

2 spring onions thinly sliced as garnish


Heat the peanut oil in a large wok over high heat. Add the ginger, bacon and prawns and stir fry until just cooked through, remove from wok

Reduce the heat to medium high, pour the whisked eggs into the wok and stir with a wooden spoon to break up until just set. Add the cooked rice, capsicum and (peas) and cook tossing for 1-2 minutes or until well combined. Add the bean sprouts, soy sauce and sesame oil or until combined and heated through. Sprinkle over spring onions as garnish.

About Anna-Maria Megalogenis 157 Articles
Anna-Maria has been writing for Street Press in Melbourne and Sydney for over 20 years. She is passionate about food, music and the arts, is an avid reader and used to hand write reviews for Beat Magazine at the Great Britain Hotel, where a patron once suggested she was ripping off articles in Rolling Stone magazine.